I usually use Vim with an Italian keyboard (I'm from Italy), (mainly in an Ubuntu Linux Virtualbox guest from a Windows host).
I have problems when I have to enter some frequently used characters (in Unix) not present in Italian keyboard layout, I'm referring especially to these chars:
- tilde: ~ (home directory alias)
- back quote / back tick:
`(mainly in ruby programs)
Ok, I can use
$HOME instead of
~, but there is any Vim specific way (maybe some keystroke sequence) to enter these (and other) "special" chars non present in keyboard available?
Solution could be a key-binding in
By example I have in my
map ' `
but as you can imagine I'm unhappy with this specific key remap...( and I have
<Fx> already occupied)
BTW, Maybe the question is a bit off-topic because it is not related to Vim directly, but to the keyboard hw/ language setting; maybe ask in Stack Overflow is better?